Every iPhone user should know these basic tricks
So you just bought your first iPhone? Or maybe it's your second, or third, but you've never gone beyond WhatsApp, calls and surfing the internet, you're in luck, because this article is for you. iOS is a system Once his users know how to control, few really complain about him. It is stable, fluid and intuitive, and that makes its use much easier even for those unaware of Apple's mobile environment. Today we bring you a set of tricks and “little things” that all users of an iPhone (and therefore iOS) should know to have the most complete experience possible. Are you an iPhone veteran? Keep reading, you may also find some other trick you don't know.
1- How to turn the iPhone on and off
We start with the most basic, but surely a user at some point supposed a headache, especially with the iPhone without a start button.
There are two ways, differentiated by what iPhone are intended. The first is for all iPhone up to iPhone 8 and 8 Plus and earlier, and could not be easier:
1 Hold the lock button either side or top of your iPhone until a red sliding button appears on your device that says “Swipe to turn off”
2 Slide it. That's it, your iPhone has turned off.
On the other hand, there is the form for the iPhone from X onwards, for which we proceed as follows:
1 Press and hold the lock and volume up or down button at the same time until a sliding button that says “Slide to turn off” appears.
2 Swipe to turn off your iPhone.
As you can see, the method is very similar in both cases but given that in the iPhone of the X onwards, if we keep the lock button, Siri is invoked, they had to include a second key to be able to leave a button for the assistant of the Cupertino.
2- How to make a screenshot
In the same way as before, there are two methods according to the iPhone we have. For iPhone up to 8 and 8 Plus, once we have the screen we want to capture ready, we must press the start button and the lock button at the same time. A flash will be produced and our capture will appear in the lower left corner of our screen, in case it is the case that we would like to edit the image taken, make any point on it or indicate some information.
For the iPhone from X onwards the process is exactly the same, except that instead of using the combination of Start + Lock buttons in this case we must press the volume up and block button at the same timeor. The same happens as before, a flash appears and we will have our capture to edit as we mentioned in the previous paragraph.
3- How to create keyboard shortcuts for the iPhone
iOS allows us to create custom shortcuts on our devices to write faster or to create default responses for particular circumstances. For example, we can instruct the keyboard so that when we write the word "Reunion" it gives us the option to automatically complete a message saying that at that time you are gathered and cannot answer. To configure this we must follow these steps:
1 Open “Settings” and go to “General”, in “General” click on “Keyboard”.
2 In the “Keyboard” options we select “Text substitution”.
3 Click on the “+” in the upper right corner of the “Text substitution” menu.
Once we have arrived here the iPhone ask us for the phrase we want to be written and for its "Quick Function" to be the text to replace. We configure it and click on “Save” in the upper right corner. Hereinafter, When we write the text that we have configured in the “Quick Function” it will give us the option of being replaced by the phrase that we have configured for it.
4- How to open contextual mens with 3D Touch or Haptic Touch
The iPhone allows us to perform different operations if we perform longer presses in the case of devices with Haptic Touch (iPhone XR, 11 and 11 Pro) or pulsations with more force on devices with 3D Touch (iPhone 6S, 7, 8, X and XS, and all their respective versions Plus or Max). For this, simply hold a stronger or longer press on the iOS elements to see how they react. With this function we can move the cursor to an exact position when we want to move it over a text that we are writing, we can open quick access through the icons of many apps, see previews of a website or image and so on. Ahead, try to test it on the different elements of your device.
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5- How to activate the iOS Dark Mode in the Control Center
From Settings we can change the viewing mode of our system, from the white classic to the recently included in iOS 13 Dark Mode. More quickly than this is to change it thanks to 3D Touch or Haptic Touch from the same iPhone Control Center. To do this you just have to follow these steps:
1 Open the Control Center of your iPhone.
For this, swipe from the bottom up if you have an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus or lower or from top to bottom in the upper right corner if you have an iPhone X or higher.
2 Make a pressure with a little more force or a little longer (depending on which device you have) on the screen brightness level
3 In the menu that opens press the button on the left that says "Dark mode" and below it says "Yes" (if we already have it activated or "No" if it is not.
6- How to add widgets and order them in the “Today” visualization
If we slide on our iPhone, being on the first screen of apps, to the right we will access the display of "Today". This is what Apple calls this widget directory that we can configure with those that are most practical to us. Adding, removing or ordering them is very simple and is done as follows:
Add a widget:
1 We move to the “Today” display screen by swiping right on our main apps page.
2 We go down at all and click on “Edit”
In the new screen that will open the available widgets are arranged in 2 zones. Those grouped at the top are the ones that are currently active and the ones below are the ones that are available.
3 To add a widget we will scroll to the groups below and look for the one that interests us to add.
4 Click on the “+” button in green that appears in front of the new widget to add it.
As we click on the green “+” the widget will move to the grouped ones in the first block, and it will have been added to today's visualization.
Remove a widget:
Starting from being already on the “Edit” screen, we will put ourselves in the first group of widgets, which are the ones we currently have active, ** we will click on the red button with the symbol “-“ ** of the widget that we want to remove and the widget go back to those grouped in the block below, where the widgets are not activated.
Reorder the widgets
You may be more interested in having a widget in the foreground than another, that's why we can reorder the widgets at will. For this we simply press, being in the widgets edition menu, in the three lines that appear to the right of each of the active widgets, and move it from top to bottom to the position we want.
7- How to disable keyboard clicks
If we are tired of hearing every press on the keyboard of our iPhone we can easily deactivate this from Settings-> Sounds and vibrations-> Keyboard Clicks, which is located at the end of the menu
So far in this list of small tricks to handle iOS, there are many more and if you also have your own tricks, do not hesitate to share them in the comments section.